Director and Co-Founder
Meet Eugene Swinson, a respected expert and advocate for gun violence prevention. He is the president and co-founder of Big HOMIES, an organization committed to fostering community safety and bringing sustainable programs to underserved areas plagued by crime. Eugene's relatability and acceptance within vulnerable communities make him an invaluable asset in the fight against gun violence.
As a dedicated father to two energetic boys and a mentor highly regarded in the Hampton Roads area and throughout the state of Virginia, Eugene's passion lies in guiding and supporting young individuals. With his extensive experience as a basketball trainer and coach for Boo Williams Sports, as well as being the proud owner of Fundamental Hoops training, he understands the power of sports and education in transforming lives.
Eugene's journey includes graduating from Norfolk State University with a bachelor's degree in Marketing in 2010, a testament to his commitment to personal growth and development. Through Big HOMIES, Eugene aims to empower future generations by providing them with access to information, intervention, family support, resources, STEM programs, and a diverse range of activities outside their neighborhoods. By instilling positivity, setting achievable goals, and showing children their true potential, he strives to reduce gun violence and uplift communities.
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Secrectary and Co-Founder
Meet Alice Edwards, Co-Founder of Big HOMIES and a compassionate advocate for community support and empowerment. Alice is a proud graduate of Woodrow Wilson High School and holds a license as a Nurse specializing in Pediatrics. Growing up under the loving guidance of her grandmother, Ruth, Alice developed a strong connection to her faith and has always considered herself a devoted Christian.
With a genuine passion for helping those in need, Alice has consistently demonstrated her willingness to provide assistance, whether it's offering advice or contributing financially. Her innate desire to make a positive impact has driven her to co-found Big HOMIES, where she actively works towards her goal of continuing to support and uplift others.
Drawing on her expertise as a licensed nurse specializing in Pediatrics, Alice brings a unique perspective to the organization's initiatives. She understands the importance of addressing the specific needs and challenges faced by young individuals, and she is committed to implementing programs that promote their well-being and growth.
Alice's unwavering dedication to her Christian values and her genuine desire to help others shape the core values of Big HOMIES. Together with her fellow co-founders and the organization's dedicated team, Alice is determined to create a positive change in the community by providing support, guidance, and resources to those who need it most.
Join Alice and the impactful work of Big HOMIES as they strive to make a difference. Together, let's build a stronger, more supportive community for all.
Meet Carlos Anderson, the treasurer of Big HOMIES and a passionate advocate for community empowerment and reducing gun violence. Carlos is a native of Portsmouth, Virginia, known for his achievements as a back-to-back champion and graduate of I.C. Norcom High School. He furthered his education at ECSU, where he earned a master's degree in elementary education and garnered recognition in the All CIAA. Presently, Carlos serves as a dedicated teacher within the Portsmouth public school system.
With a deep commitment to Big HOMIES, Carlos actively contributes to the organization's outreach program. His primary goal is to propel the community forward by mentoring and motivating the youth through impactful initiatives. Recognizing the urgent need to address gun violence, Carlos utilizes his expertise and experience to implement sustainable solutions that foster a safer environment.
Carlos's background in education and his role as a teacher uniquely position him to positively impact the lives of young individuals. Through his guidance and support, he aims to empower the next generation, helping them discover their true potential and providing them with the tools to navigate away from violence. By actively engaging with the community and offering mentorship, Carlos plays a vital role in the ongoing efforts to decrease gun violence and promote a safer community for all.
Carlos Anderson's dedication to making a difference, coupled with his passion for community upliftment and expertise in education, exemplifies the core values of Big HOMIES.
Join Carlos and the impactful work of Big HOMIES as they continue their journey to create a brighter future and combat gun violence in the community.